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Quick reference guide (part 3).
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Keep the battery away from sparks and open f
la mes
dul"ing
charging,
since the
battery gives off an
explosive g
as
mixture of
hydrogen
and oxygen. W
he n
using a battery charger, connect the b
atte ry
to
the
charger before turning on the
charger.
This
proced ure
prevents sparks at the battery term nals which c
o ul d
ignite any batt ry ga
ses.
CAUTION
Alway s r
em o v e
t
h e battery from the
motorcycle
for
c
h ar gin g
.
If
the
b
attery
is
c
h ar g ed
while
st
i ll
inst a ll
ed,
battery electrolyte
may spill and co
r rode
the frame or
other parts of the motorcycle.
Do not use
a
h
igh r
at e battery ch
arger.
as
is typically
employed at au t o m o tiv e service sta ti on s. unless the
charger rate can be reduced to the level requ
ired
.
Charging t
h e
battery
at a
r
at e higher t
ha n specified
may ru
in
the
battery.
Charging at
a
high
r
at e cau
ses
excess heat wh
ich
can warp the plates an d cause
internal
shortin g
.
Higher-than-normal
charg
ing
rates
also cause the plates to shed active
material.
Deposits
will
accumulate.
and can cau se
i
nt ern al
shorting
.
If the
t
em p erat ure of the elec t r o lyt e
ri
ses
above
4S"C
(l l
F)
during
c
h ar g i ng
,
reduce the charg
ing
rate to
lower the
temperature,
and i
ncrease c
h arg i n g t
ime
p
roportionately.
• Check the electrolyte level after charging.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 15-11
Charging System
Alternator Cover Removal
• Remove the lower fairing.
.Set a suitable container under the
engine.
• Remove the alternator cover bolts, using the socket
wrench (special tool: 57001 -1268).
A. Alternator Cover Bolt
• Remove the alternator cover.
Alternator Cover Installation
• Replace the gasket with a new one.
• Run the stator lead as
shown.
• Apply silicone sealant to the stator lead grommet.
1. Apply silicone sealant
.Apply silicone to the crankcase halves mating surface
on the front and rear sides of the cover mount.

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